Baby gyms are great for stimulating little minds but what you will find when you look at many baby gyms is that they will recommend not to be used for children under the age of 3 years due to choking hazards.
This can seem at a conflict with the whole point of having a “baby gym”, because a 3 year old is not a baby. Often, manufacturers put these disclaimers to safeguard themselves and many parents DO buy these activity gyms for their small babies.
This is often because parents will be supervising their baby whilst playing with them.
For very small babies, for instance a one or two month old baby, they can’t roll over, they can’t sit up, they can’t get up. You know that for the most part they are going to be lying down on the floor and looking up at the baby gym above their heads.
So, providing that you or another adult is supervising the baby whilst he or she is being stimulated by the activity gym, then it should be OK.
A similar toy and also one that can help keep young babies mesmerized for a while is the use of musical baby mobiles which are suspended above your baby’s crib and often come in different colors, shapes, characters and with different tunes. Babies love baby mobiles!